- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height Under 3"
- Mature Spread 5 - 6 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
The bold colors of the Chick Charms® Gold Rush Hens and Chicks make this plant the focal point of a mixed container planting. Also known as Sempervivum 'Gold Rush' PPAF, this beauty features fleshy, pointed leaves that grow in a rosette formation. The outermost leaves are green, while the inner leaves are deep red with golden-yellow tips. The contrast of the red and the yellow makes this succulent stand out.
This plant is a mat-forming evergreen perennial. Feature this plant in a container or near the front of a mixed bed or rock garden. The spreading habit makes the plant an excellent ground cover. Hens are Chicks are very low maintenance and generally do best when left alone. Showy pink flowers bloom on thin stalks in the summer, and while the flowers are lovely, the foliage is the main attraction. Hens and Chicks are much more hardy than succulents are often thought to be, and Gold Rush Hens and Chicks grows readily in zones 3 through 8.
Chick Charms® Gold Rush Hens and Chicks Care
Care for the Chick Charms® Gold Rush Hens and Chicks is the same as many other succulents. This sun lover thrives in dry conditions. Full sunlight keeps the plant growing and supports the stunning foliage variegation. Dry, rocky soil is preferred. These plants are not picky about potting soil, but it must allow drainage. There is no need to fertilize because these plants are not heavy feeders.
The ‘hen’ dies after flowering and can gently be removed after it has withered. The hen will send out offshoots (‘chicks’) that are connected by a root network. The offshoots establish their own root system as the parent plant fades, so wait until the parent plant dies before removing it.
Chick Charms® Gold Rush Hens and Chicks Spacing
The Gold Rush Hens and Chicks reaches 2 to 3 inches tall and 8 to 12 inches across. New plants will fill in around the parent plants with time, so space plants 12 inches apart.
Chick Charms® Gold Rush Hens and Chicks Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
|Plant Type: Perennials
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: Under 3"
|Mature Spread: 5 - 6 Inches
|Spacing: 5 - 6 Inches
|Flower Color(s): None
|Foliage Type: Evergreen, Variegated
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Red
|Foliage Description: Chick Charms® Gold Rushppaf
|Seasonal Interest: 3 Season Interest
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
|Uses: Borders, Combinations, Containers, Groundcovers
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
|Brand: Chick Charms
|Common Name: Chick Charms® Gold Rush Hens and Chicks
|Other Name(s): Hen and Chicks
|Scientific Name: Sempervivum 'Gold Rush' PPAF
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.